Book List:70 titles
  • Four tales of fantasy from a twentieth-century literary master—selected as the 1975 New York Times Outstanding Book for Children John Gardner’s first children’s book takes the traditional fairy tale and turns it on its head. In the title story,...


  • John Gardner’s classic fairy-tale collection depicts a world where anything can happen—and often doesA humble thistle girl, a wise old philosopher, a hapless woodchopper, and an unscrupulous king—these are the vivid protagonists of Gardner’s ...


  • The classic children's collection: four fantastical stories filled with wit and wisdom, humor and heart In this wonderful collection of fairy tales, John Gardner turns a timeless tradition into a topsy-turvy whirlwind. In the title story, a kindly s...


  • An intricately woven fable filled with magical creaturesand astonishing surprises In this wonderful fantasy, John Gardner weaves tales within tales to bring a magical world to vivid life. When three travelers on their way to the Suicide Mountai...


  • A wonderful exploration into the maturation process across the course of human life Laid to waste by drink, Agathon, a seer, is a shell of a man. He sits imprisoned with his apprentice, Peeker, for his presumed involvement in a rebellion against...


  • It is the turn of the century and, having survived the struggle with Sherlock Holmes at the Reichenbach Falls, Professor James Moriarty is alive and well and about to realize his plans to establish crime syndicates in the major cities of the United S...


  • England, June 1944. Exactly one week after the D-Day landings came the vengeance weapons. It was the beginning of a period which, to the war-weary inhabitants of southern England, was psychologically much worse than the days of the Blitz. With All...


  • In 1943, The United Kingdom is alive with men and women making ready for the greatest invasion in history: preparing to assault Hitler's Fortress Europe. The skies are full of training aircraft, their engines merging with the throb of the RAF and USA...


  • The legacy of Jack the Ripper lives on When Phillip Tarpin is summoned from London to take up a top executive position at a New York publishing house, fortune seems to be smiling on him. But he is soon to be a victim of past history and past secrets....






  • The third adventure of the feisty Suzie MountfordUnder the shadows of the first B17s taking off from East Anglia in 1942, the Ascoli family is found ruthlessly murdered their faces blasted off with a shotgun. It's an intriguing inquiry, all the more ...


  • The second book in the new detective series from a master storyteller The year is 1941, and London is still at war. After her adventures in Bottled Spider, WPC Suzie Mountford is back, and working the beat in West End Central - a notoriously dangerou...



  • Retired spy Charlie Gauntlet heads for Ireland with his cop wife to track down a nasty assassin called the Alchemist, thus embarking on a treacherous journey that involves an ancient manuscript and a notorious British turncoat....


  • When a British-owned aircraft is destroyed at Dulles Airpot, killing the almost four hundred passengers on board, including his old lover, the Principessa Sukie Tempesta, James Bond embarks on a personal quest to find the fanatical terrorists respons...


  • in Murder for Love

    Sixteen stories about love gone wrong consider the link between romance and death and include contributions by such popular authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Jonathan Kellerman, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain, and Joyce Carol Oates. Reprint....



  • Retired and miserable, Big Herbie searches for an old friend's killers Heartbroken and unemployed, Herbie Kruger has turned to the bottle. Over decades in the Secret Intelligence Service, he has learned to hold his liquor wellpairing his scotch wi...


  • A self-made millionaire is known to British Intelligence as a notorious arms dealer whose bloody acts have earned him the name Apocalypse, and James Bond must prevent him from returning to a reunited Germany. Reprint....


  • Kruger guards the life of a famous conductor with a shocking secret past The Soviet Union barely outlasts Herbie Kruger. By the time the Berlin Wall comes crashing downand the KGB security apparatus along with itLondon's shabbiest spy is living in...


  • James Bond is called in to investigate the murder of a British Security Service agent in Switzerland and uncovers a link to four high-profile assassinations that puts him on the trail of a ruthless serial killer. Reprint. AB. ...




  • Bond has lost his licence to kill. After he took revenge on the CIA agent who handed his friend over to the master criminal, Sanchez, M revoked his double 0 status and he's considered a rogue agent. With MI6 trying to bring him in and only the suppor...


  • During a vacation trip to San Francisco, James Bond confronts a complex espionage plot and his deadliest enemy yet--Fu-Chu Lee, an evil super-criminal known to both the underworld and intelligence agencies as Brokenclaw...


  • Assigned to babysit British, Russian, and American ambassadors meeting aboard the HMS Illustrious, James Bond is surprised to find boredom turned into bedlam when a terrorist group takes over the vessel...




  • Traces the lives of the British Railtons and the American Farthings from the final months of World War II to the Cold War, when old intelligence community loyalties give way to the demands of a new world...


  • Two female agents of Operation Cream Cake—double agents and honey traps against the KGB—are murdered. Bond must find the others and conduct them to safety before they meet a similar fate.In a race against time, Bond travels to Ireland and the KGB...









  • Gardner's relentlessly honest and moving portrayal of a broken marriage, and his ambitious unfinished masterpiecea metafictional mystery centering around one man's struggle to recover his lost identitytogether in one accomplished volume Stillness: ...



  • The story of Gilgamesh, an ancient epic poem written on clay tablets in a cuneiform alphabet, is as fascinating and moving as it is crucial to our ability to fathom the time and the place in which it was written. Gardner's version restores the poetry...



  • The critically acclaimed final masterwork of John Gardner: an American novel haunted with macabre and cerebral elements.The final novel by John Gardner, Mickelsson's Ghosts, originally published in 1982 just months before his untimely death in a moto...


  • For serious infractions, James Bond is drummed out of the British secret service and, as an apparently free agent, is hired by a mastermind of international crime, who was formerly America's foremost military computer expert...


  • This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.   John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creat...




  • BOND IS BACK -- BETTER THAN EVER! SPECTRE IS BACK, TOO -- James Bond thought he had destroyed SPECTRE years ago. He was wrong. Now he is assigned to smash the most evil force on earth once and for all, with all his usual deadly skills and all his ...


  • For the first time in trade paperback―with new introductions―the novels that began John Gardner's career as the author of the thrilling James Bond 007 series. In Icebreaker, as indestructible as ever, Bond is back in another mission―a deadly as...



  • His assignment is more awesome -- His weapons are more potent -- His foes are more fiendish -- His women are more willing -- and JAMES BOND is better than ever! ...



  • EUROPE HAS FALLEN UNDER SOVIET RULE. AND AMERICA HAS FALLEN TO ITS KNEES... Sweeping across the borders, Soviet troops have occupied every major European city and port. Now, they're calling a summit conference in Dublin. And the U.S. president will ...


  • Freddy Agaard, son of a college professor, has projected himself into a story of Gustav, a sixteenth-century Scandinavian king, and Lars-Goren, a brave knight who, like Freddy, is a giant and suffers from his physical condition...


  • Herbie Kruger, a European intelligence expert, must uncover the connections between Hildegarde Fenderman, an aging German beauty who suddenly enters his life, and bloodcurdling plots in wartime Germany and France...







  • Nobody escapes the past--and Boysie Oakes knows all too well that he is no exception. So when the wily Moslyn, his former boss in the Department employs him once again, it is with sinking heart and fluttering stomach that Boysie is forced to retur...


    • / Historical Mystery
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    San Francisco 1896. The foggy mists are lifting, and who should emerge from the sinister back alleys to reclaim his title as the most dangerous scientific criminal of his time but the nefarious Professor James Moriarty! Rising like a wicked phoenix f...




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    London is in terror. The streets are filled with dippers, macers and bullies of every description, all collecting "contributions for the Professor." But Holmes saw Professor Moriarty swept over a waterfall in Switzerland! Could it be that Europe's Ma...


  • New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Finalist: In an upstate New York town, a man tries to save a teenage girland his own soul. Henry Soames runs a diner in an eccentric rural community in the Catskills. He is anxious and overweigh...


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     A mythological masterpiece about dedication and the disintegration of romantic affection In this magnificent epic poem, John Gardner renders his interpretation of the ancient story of Jason and Medeia. Confined in the palace of King Creon, and lon...




  • Boysie Oakes, ex anguished agent, ex defective private eye, and greying horrifically at the temples, is facing the wilderness of middle-age supported only by the Welfare State. At long last Boysie Oakes has reached seedy maturity - and he plans to g...





  • Deep in the heart of London a secret meeting is taking place. Drastic plans are being put into action. But Boysie Oakes, the suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence, is unaware of the events unfolding around him - and is revelling in...



  • The Cold War is at its height.And Boysie Oakes is back in another terrifying adventure. The reluctant assassin has been sent to Berlin to make a kill 'in the cold' on the other side of the Wall.Trying to remember his own code-name, he is soon battlin...